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The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Sun 13 Mar 2016 19:39
by X-member
Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Diagnosis and Treatment


Daniel Bremell


https://gupea.ub.gu.se/bitstream/2077/3 ... 5202_1.pdf
Originally, chronic Lyme disease (or chronic Lyme borreliosis or chronic Lyme neuroborreliosis, the terms are used interchangeably), denoted Lyme borreliosis with a duration of symptoms of more than six months, i.e. what is now more commonly called late LB [66,67].
This definition of chronic borreliosis is still used in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Sun 13 Mar 2016 19:42
by X-member
Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme borreliosis
Deutsche Borreliose-Gesellschaft e. V.

http://www.borreliose-gesellschaft.de/T ... elines.pdf

Two quotes:
The term “chronic Lyme borreliosis” is equivalent to Stage III.
Disease manifestations of Lyme borreliosis which occur more than 6 months after the start of infection are designated in this Guideline as late manifestations or as chronic.

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Wed 13 Apr 2016 8:00
by X-member
Chronic Lyme disease: misconceptions and challenges for patient management
John J Halperin


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4440423/

A quote:
The medical/scientific community uses the term “chronic Lyme disease” to describe individuals with objective evidence of longstanding ongoing infection.....

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Sat 16 Apr 2016 18:17
by X-member
Lyme Disease Clinical Presentation

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/330178-clinical

A quote:
Stage 3 Lyme disease
Late or chronic Lyme disease refers to manifestations that occur months to years after the initial infection, sometimes after a period of latency. Signs and symptoms of chronic Lyme disease are primarily rheumatologic and neurologic. Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans, the cutaneous feature of late-stage Lyme disease, is found almost exclusively in European patients.

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Mon 18 Apr 2016 16:52
by X-member
United States Patent

Vaccine against lyme disease


1986

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pars ... C721%2C617

A quote:
The chronic forms of the disease such as arthritis (joint involvement), acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (skin involvement), and Bannwart's syndrome (neurological involvement) may last for months to years and are associated with the persistence of the spirochete.

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Tue 26 Apr 2016 3:56
by X-member
IDSA

The Clinical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

http://www.idsociety.org/uploadedfiles/ ... isease.pdf

A quote (Late Lyme Disease):
Late manifestations include arthritis, encephalopathy, encephalomyelitis, and peripheral neuropathy. In view of the high frequency of travel between North America and Europe, acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans was addressed, despite its rarity in North America.

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Sat 28 May 2016 21:12
by X-member
Drug Combination Active against Amoxicillin-Induced Round Bodies of In Vitro B. burgdorferi Persisters

http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... =10#p44091

A quote:
...the poorly defined condition called chronic Lyme disease.
Read the previous posts in this thread!

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Thu 7 Jul 2016 18:39
by X-member
This Swedish blogger already should know that chronic borreliosis stands for late Lyme disease (i.e. an active infection for more than 6 months) in Sweden, since he is the vice president of the Swedish TBE and Borrelia Association. So when I translate what this Swedish blogger say I use IDSA:s term for a late (stage 3) infection.

Amerikanska försäkringsbolag tvingas bekosta behandling av kronisk borrelia

(US insurance companies are forced to pay for treatment of late Lyme disease)

https://newsaboutdisease.wordpress.com/ ... -borrelia/

A (partly) google translated quote:
...there is massive opposition for economic reasons not to treat late Lyme disease, but to say that there are so-called residual symptoms when the infection have lasted for more than 6 months.

I do not know where some people get their peculiar conclusions from.

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Thu 18 Aug 2016 17:08
by X-member
A speech held by the president of the Swedish TBE and Borrelia Association in May, 2016:

CURE FOR LYME DISEASE (BOTA BORRELIA) – FOR MY INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS – MY SPEECH 29TH OF MAY

https://botaborrelia.wordpress.com/2016 ... th-of-may/

A quote:
...I am suggesting that he* has his own agenda, when he dismisses chronic lyme disease.
* Dr Mats Reimer

This is a lie, no physician in Sweden dismisses late Lyme disease. And Dr Reimer already knows that chronic (Lyme) borreliosis stands for late Lyme disease in Sweden.

One more quote:
....when he* audaciously , in political concensus, claims that chronic lyme disease doesn’t exist.
* Dr Mikael Sandström

This is also a lie, it is not "political concensus" that late Lyme disease don't exist in Sweden.


But some people in Sweden don't use the Swedish definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis.

Re: The original definition of chronic (Lyme) borreliosis

Posted: Sat 20 Aug 2016 16:17
by X-member
I wrote in the previous post:
...Dr Reimer already knows that chronic (Lyme) borreliosis stands for late Lyme disease in Sweden.
Dr Reimers own words can be found in the thread/post below:

A Swedish blogger

http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... =30#p44394